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ex·pect

 (ĭk-spĕkt′)
v. ex·pect·ed, ex·pect·ing, ex·pects
v.tr.
1.
a. To look forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of: expecting a phone call; expects rain on Sunday.
b. To consider likely or certain: expect to see them soon. See Usage Note at anticipate.
2. To consider reasonable or due: We expect an apology.
3. To consider obligatory; require: The school expects its pupils to be on time.
4. Informal To presume; suppose.
v.intr.
To be pregnant. Used in progressive tenses: My wife is expecting again.

[Latin exspectāre : ex-, ex- + spectāre, to look at, frequentative of specere, to see; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·pect′a·ble adj.
ex·pect′a·bly adv.
ex·pect′ed·ly adv.
ex·pect′ed·ness n.
Synonyms: expect, anticipate, hope, await
These verbs relate to the idea of looking ahead to something in the future. To expect is to look forward to the likely occurrence or appearance of someone or something: "We should not expect something for nothing—but we all do and call it Hope" (Edgar W. Howe).
Anticipate sometimes refers to taking advance action, as to forestall or prevent the occurrence of something expected or to meet a wish or request before it is articulated: anticipated the storm and locked the shutters. The term can also refer to having a foretaste of something expected: The police are anticipating trouble with rowdy fans after the game. To hope is to look forward with desire and usually with a measure of confidence in the likelihood of gaining what is desired: I hope to see you soon. To await is to wait expectantly and with certainty: She is eagerly awaiting your letter.

expected

(ɪkˈspɛktɪd)
adj
anticipated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expected - considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; "prepared for the expected attack"
unsurprising - not causing surprise
unexpected - not expected or anticipated; "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news"

expected

adjective anticipated, wanted, promised, looked-for, predicted, forecast, awaited, hoped-for, counted on, long-awaited Profits last month were well above the expected figure.

expected

adjective
Known to be about to arrive:
Translations
očekávaný

expected

adjerwartet; relief, profit alsoerhofft; the contract will provide an expected 900 new jobses wird erwartet, dass der Auftrag 900 Arbeitsplätze schaffen wird
References in classic literature ?
I am not sorry you lost them, for you broke the rules, and deserved some punishment for disobedience," was the severe reply, which rather disappointed the young lady, who expected nothing but sympathy.
They both expected her to make trouble but were mistaken.
I am not going to risk anything by delay," and it was evident the professor referred to his young rival whose arrival might be expected almost any time.
Even the mother was always offering me things, though I knew she expected substantial presents in return.
But I must say I should never have expected such a thing from Robert.
On that day, two men were lingering on the banks of a small but rapid stream, within an hour's journey of the encampment of Webb, like those who awaited the appearance of an absent person, or the approach of some expected event.
But however prolonged and exhausting the chase, the harpooneer is expected to pull his oar meanwhile to the uttermost; indeed, he is expected to set an example of superhuman activity to the rest, not only by incredible rowing, but by repeated loud and intrepid exclamations; and what it is to keep shouting at the top of one's compass, while all the other muscles are strained and half started --what that is none know but those who have tried it.
They think themselves secure, you do no more than what is expected, and it raises no gratitude at all.
He came at luncheon-time, and saw Norah; and, from all I can hear, was apparently better pleased with her than he expected or wished to be when he came into the house.
It is disheartening, for one naturally expects to find anything we seek a few minutes after starting out to seek it, and I confess that I expected to find my golden mistress within a very few hours of leaving home.
THE author of the "Notes on the State of Virginia," quoted in the last paper, has subjoined to that valuable work the draught of a constitution, which had been prepared in order to be laid before a convention, expected to be called in 1783, by the legislature, for the establishment of a constitution for that commonwealth.
I rather expected, from my knowledge of her affability, that it would happen.